Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life
The Wombats - Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2018 Ratings: #73 / 83
User Score
Based on 36 ratings
2018 Ratings: #54
Your Review



In the end, you come out feeling a little strange. It's a sad album really, but it's played so triumphantly ... Many of us have dealt with heartache, but it's never been this pleasant before.


It's as if there is a more aesthetically cohesive, early-'90s psych-pop album hidden inside Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life that the band didn't quite unearth.


There’s nothing groundbreaking here, but little to be ashamed of either. With their streaming numbers on a healthy incline and the venue sizes increasing with each tour, ‘Beautiful People…’ proves that there’s still life in these marsupials yet.

The Skinny

Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life is the sound of a band maturing and evolving, having come a long way from their first meeting in Liverpool. Now that they're 15 years and four albums in they know what works, and still have an ear for a catchy melody.


The Wombats have developed a tendency of offering up plenty of album fillers over the years and Beautiful People… is no different.

Feb 9, 2018
While I wouldn’t exactly consider this effort to be cohesive, most of the songs when isolated are tasty little nuggets. I especially enjoyed the song, “Lethal Combination” which is a different sort of thing.

All in all, it’s not their best work but there’s enough here to enjoy before they grace us with another gem.
Feb 16, 2018
One hell of a stale album this was, no memorable hooks nor the song/writing itself also. I will probably forget about this record a day later, if I am being honest here.
Feb 13, 2018
Probably won't win any end of year Best Album awards but some catchy and clever tunes doing what they do best. Decent stuff
Feb 11, 2018
Liverpool threesome The Wombats have since their debut album, 2007's 'A Guide to Love, Loss & Desperation', championed both melodic British pop sensibility and whipsmart relationship-centred lyrics. Since that debut, their instrumentation has slid more and more overtly towards the 1980s but they have been as proficient lyrically with each new release. Sadly, it would seem that maturity has not helped lead-singer and songwriter Matthew Murphy maintain that proficiency...

Melodically, ... read more
Feb 8, 2018
In Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life The Wombats follow their usual formula of crafting an album of pleasant, catchy and formulaic enough tracks which ensures they stumble into at least a couple of hits

The Wombats have never been a vastly outstanding or high art band but they have shown themselves to be capable of making some good tracks here and there and a couple pop up in this record too, however the album stands as one of their weaker efforts and there's certainly enough cheesy stuff ... read more
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Track List
  1. Cheetah Tongue
  2. Lemon to a Knife Fight
  3. Turn
  4. Black Flamingo
  5. White Eyes
  6. Lethal Combination
  7. Out of My Head
  8. I Only Wear Black
  9. Ice Cream
  10. Dip You in Honey
  11. I Don't Know Why I Like You but I Do
Contributions By
Edgeworth, thisisabtlgrnd, patton

Added on: November 7, 2017